Author | Robert E. Scully, MD


Commentary (Scully): Extraovarian Primary Peritoneal Carcinoma

June 01, 1998

The distribution of abdominal serous carcinoma in the female ranges from ovarian carcinoma with no tumor involvement of the peritoneum to peritoneal carcinoma with no evidence of carcinoma in the ovary. For the purposes of investigation and patient care, it has been necessary to formulate criteria to distinguish tumors that are most probably primary ovarian carcinomas from those that are most likely primary peritoneal cancers.